• Sunday, 24 February 2019

    What to Look For When Choosing a Dental Supplier



    The dental industry is a fast-paced industry, and the success of your practice will depend upon how quickly and effectively you can treat your patients. The whole practice can grind to a shuddering halt if the equipment needed to treat patients is not there. This is why choosing the right dental supplier is key to the success of your practice. The dental supplies that helps procure your dental supplies should be:

    Reliable

    If they say they will deliver an item in a set amount of time, make sure they keep to their word. Suppliers who don’t stick to promises rarely improve, and if you continue to use these suppliers after having a late delivery, they will take your custom for granted and think that you will accept late deliveries in the future. Sure, some suppliers will have an off day, and bad days do happen, but if it is a constant event, then it’s time to look elsewhere.

    Pricing

    At the end of the day, if you regularly buy expensive dental equipment, your profitability will reduce and the success of the practice will suffer. Watch out for price rises. Some suppliers tempt you in with often too good to refuse deals, then they slowly increase their prices over time, partly because they know that there would be a lot of upheaval for the practice if they were to change supplier. I know myself I am sometimes guilty of this! Don’t fall into the same trap as me.

    Communicate

    Sure, all you need to do nowadays is to place an order through a website, but if you give the supplier a call, or even meet them in person, you can form a stronger relationship, and they will then go out of their way to help you. If you have a personal connection with someone, you will want to do everything in your power to help them and maintain that relationship.

    Quality

    Make sure you take a look at the quality of the equipment your supplier provides. The last thing you want to do is to buy cheap rubbish from China for an inflated price. Not only can you lose money, but you can also put your patients at risk if the equipment malfunctions during treatment.
    Reviews

    Read reviews from past customers of the dental supplier. If others have had a good experience, then the chances are you will too.

    What else do you look out for when choosing a dental supplier? Let us know!
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